Salt warning going on fast food menus in NY

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The New York City Board of Health will vote on a groundbreaking rule that would add a salt warning symbol to fast food menus.

The warning would be in the form of a black-and-white saltshaker emblem on meals with more than the recommended daily limit of 2,300 milligrams of sodium; that’s about a teaspoon.

Experts say salt is too prevalent in most Americans’ diets, raising their risk of high blood pressure and potential heart attacks and strokes.

Public health advocates applaud the proposal, salt producers and restaurateurs call it a misguided step toward an onslaught of confusing warnings.

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